|Updated Dec. 13, 2018|
Forest, through Dec. 30, U.S. Bank Gathering Place, Milwaukee
County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee. More than 60 evergreen
trees donated by Hawks Landscape decorated by youth groups based on
theme of “Take a Tour Around the Zoo” with ornaments resembling
zoo animals such primate trees and big cat trees. The zookeeper-hosted
Giving Tree is decorated with ornaments listing items the animals
need, which individuals take from the tree and buy the item or make a
donation for it.
Christkindlmarket Milwaukee, through Dec. 31, except closed Dec. 25, Fiserv Forum, 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave., Milwaukee. Based on the Christmas market in NŸrnberg with candy-cane striped huts, there will be a variety of vendors selling food, gift items and more. Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. For entertainment and more information, visit www.christkindlmarket.com/milwaukee.
Festive Holiday Display - ”A Seussified Season,” through Jan.
2, BMO Harris bank, 770 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Bank’s lobby
transformed into a colorful winter wonderland, featuring about 30 live
flocked trees and more than a dozen vignettes from classic Seuss
stories using the bank’s collection of life-sized Steiff animals. As
part of the spirit of the season, BMO Harris will again donate $30,000
to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Display open from 9 a.m. to 8
p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and
Sundays, with special hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 24 and 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 2.
floral show, through Jan. 6, Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton
Blvd., Milwaukee. A visual retelling of “A Christmas Carol” by
Charles Dickens, with scenes inspired by each of the ghosts who visit
Ebenezer Scrooge. Surrounding the scenes will be the latest
poinsettias, many of which are not yet available to the public. Santa,
Mrs. Claus and Rudolph will visit from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec.
15. 414-257-5611 or countyparks.com.
Slice of Ice at
Red Arrow Park, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Mondays, 920 N. Water St., Milwaukee.
Free to use for skaters with ice skates, and skate rentals are
available in the warming house for $7 per pair for ages 17 and younger
or $9 per pair for adults. Toddler-sized plastic skating supports
available for a $1 rental fee and $5 refundable deposit or photo ID.
ADA Ice sleds for people with limited mobility will be available for
free use when requested 24 hours in advance. Ugly Sweater Day,
presented by WaterStone Bank, is Dec. 21, and skaters who participate
will receive a coupon for a free skate rental in January or February,
plus a chance to win prizes. For more information, including extended
hours over the holidays, visit www.SliceofIce.com or call
Night, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, YMCA at Pabst Farms, 1750 E.
Valley Road, Oconomowoc. A night of fun awaits children while parents
get out to enjoy themselves. Children will need a swimsuit, and must
be fully potty-trained. Dinner provided. Children will be divided into
age groups. Early registration required. $20 YMCA member or $30.
6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, St. Florian Parish’s Cristo Rey School
Cafeteria, 1215 S. 45th St., West Milwaukee. Homemade meal from buffet
served at 7:30 p.m. along with free beer, soda and coffee. Raffle
tickets sold all night. $12 donation for social. 414-383-3565,
and Shop, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, YMCA at Pabst Farms, 1750 E.
Valley Road, Oconomowoc. YMCA staff watches children so parents can
shop. Bring a swimsuit and a bag lunch with a drink. $20 YMCA member
Dog Days at
Lynden, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145
W. Brown Deer Road, River Hills. Dogs must be leashed and considerate
of other visitors. Free to dogs and members or with admission to the
sculpture garden. 414-446-8794, www.lyndensculpturegarden.org.
Advocates Karaoke Night, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Kettlebrook
Community Center, 2378 W. Washington St., West Bend. Benefit for those
with developmental disabilities and those without. Citizen Advocates
will provide snacks and drinks. Door prizes. Optional gift exchange of
$5 and under. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/citizen-advocates-karaoke-night-tickets-52691677225.
Red Kettle on
the Red Carpet Gala, 7 p.m. Saturday, the Westin Hotel, 550 N.
Van Buren St., Milwaukee. The black-tie extravaganza will
feature one-of-a-kind auction prizes, a gourmet dinner and R&B
legend Brian McKnight as the
night’s entertainment. Buy tickets at https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/milwaukee/red-kettle-on-the-red-carpet-gala
Club - Toy Train and Collectibles Christmas Show, 8 a.m. to noon,
Sunday, Four Points by Sheraton-Airport, 5311 S. Howell Ave.,
Milwaukee. $4, children under 13 free with adult. 414-764-5375,
Santa, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Florian Parish’s
Cristo Rey School Cafeteria, 1215 S. 45th St., West Milwaukee. $10; $5
for ages 3 through 10. All-you-can-eat menu. Price includes one free
photo per family with Santa. Photos taken from 9 a.m. to noon.
Raffles, bake sale and kids’ games. 414-383-3565, www.stflorian.org.
Santa, 10 a.m. Sunday, Thunder Bay Grille, N14-W24130 Tower Place,
City of Pewaukee. Santa will read stories and take pictures with
children. Breakfast will feature an omelet station, bacon, sausage,
cheddar casserole, biscuits and gravy, French toast, waffles, pastries
and desserts. The restaurant will donate Santa will read stories and
take pictures with children. Reservations are required; visit Thunder
Bay’s Facebook page or call 262-523-4244.
Miniature Motors Racing Memorabilia and Model Car Swap, 10 a.m to
2 p.m Sunday, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road,
Waukesha. Model cars, kits, slot cars, die-cast, tin toys in all
scales. Admission $5; 12 and younger free.
Holiday Artisan Craft Fair, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Gallerie M,
Intercontinental Hotel, 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee. Employees
from the various departments created or procured props, costumes,
handmade hats, scarves, needlework, handmade greeting cards,
beard-care items such as oils, and paper-craft products.
‘n’ Greet, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 22, Humane Animal Welfare
Society Shelter, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha. Join reps from
Greyhound Pets of America (www.gpawisconsin.org) in HAWS’ lobby to
meet the dogs, learn about the breed and how to adopt one.
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